Isaiah 1:13-23 NIV

13 Stop bringing meaningless offerings!1 Your incense2 is detestable3 to me. New Moons,4 Sabbaths and convocations5-- I cannot bear your evil assemblies.

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14 Your New Moon6 festivals and your appointed feasts7 my soul hates.8 They have become a burden to me;9 I am weary10 of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands11 in prayer, I will hide12 my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen.13 Your hands14 are full of blood;15

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16 wash16 and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight!17 Stop doing wrong,18

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17 learn to do right!19 Seek justice,20 encourage the oppressed.a21 Defend the cause of the fatherless,22 plead the case of the widow.23

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    • a 1:17 - Or "/ rebuke the oppressor"
      18 "Come now, let us reason together,"24 says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow;25 though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.26

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      19 If you are willing and obedient,27 you will eat the best from the land;28

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      20 but if you resist and rebel,29 you will be devoured by the sword."30 For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.31

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      21 See how the faithful city has become a harlot!32 She once was full of justice; righteousness33 used to dwell in her-- but now murderers!34

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      22 Your silver has become dross,35 your choice wine is diluted with water.

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      23 Your rulers are rebels,36 companions of thieves;37 they all love bribes38 and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow's case does not come before them.39

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